Decarbonization in homes and businesses at what cost?

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) plans to make all homes and businesses use electricity only means electricity will need to take up the duties that natural gas has been performing, and provide continuously uninterruptable power as California is on a path toward 100% renewables and “zero-carbon” sources in electricity by 2045. But wait, California […]

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Berkeley’s ban on Natural Gas will Stymy Growth

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

The short-sided actions by Berkeley when they became the first city in America to ban natural gas hook-ups in new buildings with a landmark ordinance effective Jan 1, 2020 eliminating natural gas hook-ups to for cooking, heating and cooling, and washing and drying clothes, will most likely result in unintended consequences to stymy growth like […]

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The unintended consequence of the green movement is the creation of more homeless

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

The green movement has done a great job of stymying the growth of nuclear power generation. That in itself creates an oxymoron.  Nuclear is the only known technology to generate zero emission electricity on a continuous uninterruptable basis.  With the success the green movement has had on nuclear, it’s now attracting big oil companies to […]

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Governor Newsom champions measures that would take us back to medieval times

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Governor Newsom is vocally supportive of the Green New Deal that would take us back to medieval times. The Governor’s statement on July 12th was scary. He is looking into putting a moratorium on fracking for oil and wants to reduce the state’s reliance on fossil fuels. The Governor seems to be oblivious to the […]

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Finally, California residents get a real WIN from SCAQMD

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

After maintaining an adversarial front toward industry and citizenry alike for decades, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) finally acquiesced, by a narrow margin, to give up one fight. All California  residents got something from the SCAQMD vote on Saturday June 26th that they seldom get from the 1,000 or so bills that […]

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Californians need to follow Australian voters who reset their Demand for Reliable & Affordable Electricity

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

California voters should look for guidance from Australian voters, as their 2019 Federal Election was billed as a referendum on ‘Climate Change’. The Green/Labor Alliance promised an all wind and sun powered future, and a crippling carbon dioxide gas tax, dressed up as a CO2 emissions reduction target, and an elevated need for new cars […]

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Australia’s voters reject environmental fantasies

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Following the recent uprisings in Venezuela and France, the results of Australia’s May 18th election may have put California lawmakers on notice that California’s working class and blue collar voters may also be ready to express their opinions at the polls. In a remarkable and most unexpected outcome, Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison has […]

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California’s Legislature continues to dance around the Transparency pricing at the pump issue

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

For decades, blue collar workers have been complaining about the high cost of fuels in California.  And for decades the legislature has tiptoed around the issue of exposing the truth behind why the price of fuels in the state is so much higher than what the rest of the country regularly pays at the pump. […]

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California Democrats Fail to Denounce the Egregious Proliferation of Child Labor in the EV supply chain

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

In an April 23rd Press Release, California Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, announced that her Assembly Bill 735, at which this writer testified in favor of on April 22nd, the Air Quality Improvement Program: Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, which stops the use of child labor in the supply chains of electric vehicles, failed in the […]

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California Lawmakers want to perpetuate the state as a U.S. National Security Risk

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Somehow Californians are proud (or oblivious) to the fact that the state is already a National Security Risk to America as both California’s in-state crude oil production, and Alaskan oil imports are both in-decline to meet the States’ energy needs. Shockingly, according to the California Energy Commission, California increased crude oil imports from foreign countries […]

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